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The effect of bioslurry, grass clippings and pumpkin live mulch on soil water content and maize production.
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Technological viability of coffee husk ash, soil rich in koalinite-ferrinatrite and koalinite-geothite for the adsorptive removal of chromium (VI) from industrial wastewater.
Most industries in developing countries discharge a high amount of untreated wastewater, containing toxic chemicals, into nearby water bodies. Heavy metals and chemicals above permissible levels can be emitted to the ...
Effect of maturity and postharvest handling of prunus persica ‘landrace’ produced in KwaZulu-Natal: case study of physicochemical properties, tunnel solar drying and quality of processed products.
Farmers in KwaZulu-Natal produce peach fruit. However, they are faced with overwhelming losses of the fruit due to lack of proper handling techniques, skills and facility during postharvest. In addition, these farmers have ...
Non-point source pollution processes and connectivity modelling in the Mkabela Catchment, South Africa.
In South Africa water resources and water quality issues are becoming increasingly important as the country manages its scarce water resources. The National Water Act of South Africa Act 36 (1998) stipulates that water ...
Automated processor for optimizing tractor operation.
The agricultural tractor is designed as a general purpose machine and consequently, does not perform all its tasks at maximum efficiency. Various methods of increasing the field performance of these vehicles have been ...
Characterisation of the electrochemical properties of maize grain contaminated with Aflatoxin.
Aflatoxin contamination of maize is a serious problem in Sub-Saharan Africa since it causes several negative health implications and in some cases death. A number of methods have been developed to detect the presence of ...
Development and optimization of an integrated post-harvest management system for the handling and storage of fresh tomatoes in South African supply chains.
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Development of a naturally-ventilated solar energy-assisted maize seed store.
The seed industry continues to face losses during seed storage, especially in Africa. Moreover, there is high loss of seed viability during storage, mainly due to the poor ventilation in seed storage structures, which ...
Haematological, blood glucose and insulin profile in sprague-dawley rats experimentally infected with trichinella Zimbabwensis and plasmodium berghei anka.
Malaria and helminth co-infection have been widely reported by other researchers. Despite the increasing knowledge on co-infection, the impact of helminths and malaria on humans and laboratory animal models remains uncertain. ...
Engineering and water governance interactions in smallholder irrigation schemes for improved water management.
Smallholder Irrigation Schemes (SISs) in South Africa have reported below expectation performance, despite massive investments. A diagnosis of the SISs poor performance indicates prevalence of infrastructural deficiencies, ...